This chapter introduces the key philosophical issues of the book e.g., imagined seeing, narration, face-to-face seeing, and mediated seeing. There is a set of puzzles, originally identified by Bernard Williams, about what it is for an audience to see a fiction in a movie or play from a point of view. These issues are identified, and it is explained how these issues have a bearing on the theory of narrative when that theory is applied to film.
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